Compare Belong ADSL plans

Alex Kidman 27 July 2017 NEWS

Belong offers budget-centric ADSL plans for those waiting to transition to the NBN.

What is ADSL?

ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) broadband connections, whether they're the older ADSL or somewhat faster ADSL2+ standard, use the copper phone lines originally put in place purely for telephony purposes to deliver broadband speeds to your home.

The frequencies used by ADSL are different from those used by conventional phone services, which meant there was capacity to spare on those lines for providing broadband services. These connections are limited by distance, with customers closer to an exchange point enjoying greater speeds than those farther away. Copper condition plays a role, but generally speaking, it's not possible to get an ADSL2+ connection if more than 5km of cable from an exchange to your house is required. The amount of cable needed can differ from the straight line distance between your house and an exchange.

Why choose Belong ADSL?

Belong is Telstra's budget broadband brand, which means it eschews the fancy extras that are offered to Telstra direct broadband customers, but in doing so, also shaves off a considerable portion of the cost of connection.

While ADSL connections will be switched off progressively as the NBN rollout continues, if you're after a low-cost, simple broadband plan, it's worth considering Belong's ADSL plans to provide your Internet service until the NBN rolls into town.

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